Science

Kathrin Jansen, a female leader in a man’s world

After introducing you to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the director general of the World Trade Organisation, I would like to continue our journey today by introducing to you another female leader worthy of our attention and admiration. Her name is Kathrin Jansen; She is the Senior Vice President and Head of Vaccine… Read More »Kathrin Jansen, a female leader in a man’s world

Women in STEM

Marie Curie is one of the most famous scientists and physicists in history. She won the Nobel Prize in 1903 (alongside her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri). At the time, it was, obviously, very hard for women to pursue  a career in sciences. Indeed, this has been the case… Read More »Women in STEM

Big Companies, Innovation and Sustainability 

Big Companies, Innovation and Sustainability  In our era, people are finally realising the impact their actions have on climate, the environment, and our planet in general. The World Health Organisation states that “according to current projections, droughts will strongly increase in frequency and intensity in the coming decades in large… Read More »Big Companies, Innovation and Sustainability 

What is a dream?

What is a dream? We have all experienced it but yet nobody knows why do we really dream each night.For thousands of years humans have seen dreams as mystical or as some type of window into our deeper selves.There are cases in which dreams inspired artists( the famous Rolling Stones… Read More »What is a dream?

Quantum Computers and Quantum Supremacy, when 1s and 0s fuse together

On the 20th of September the world has reached a new milestone in the evergoing research for technological improvement. Such achievement is called “Quantum Supremacy”, these 2 words define the event in which a quantum computer has finally been able to calculate something that a regular computer wouldn’t have ever… Read More »Quantum Computers and Quantum Supremacy, when 1s and 0s fuse together

What is a black hole and where do they lead?

We know that the Universe is one of the biggest mysteries of the world and still remains unexplained,but what could possibbly await us in a black hole? The simple answer to all of these questions is, as Professor Richard Massey explains, “Who knows?” As a Royal Society research fellow at… Read More »What is a black hole and where do they lead?

Left-handedness vs. Right-handedness

Have you ever just randomly looked around in your class and observed people writing, taking notes or just using their hands? Well, I know I did it for sure. What I found particularly interesting is to see how someone would use their hands, in what occasion and whether he/she was… Read More »Left-handedness vs. Right-handedness

Intelligence and its types

While visiting some primary schools in the villages outside Jordan’s capital, Amman, I found some really interesting remarks by some of the children’s mothers. I was there to record some feedback from the mother’s about the past two weeks they spent with their children at the school, preparing them for… Read More »Intelligence and its types

Will we become gods, or will we create gods?

“However, once technology enables us to re-engineer human minds, Homo sapiens will disappear, human history will come to an end and a completely new kind of process will begin, which people like you and me cannot comprehend. Many scholars try to predict how the world will look in the year… Read More »Will we become gods, or will we create gods?

The Nobel Prize: A Publicity Tactic?

We’re all familiar with the famous Nobel Prize, namely the award given annually in recognition of academic or cultural achievements in Physics, Medicine or Physiology, Chemistry, Literature, and Peace. How did the Nobel Peace Prize come to be? Was Alfred Nobel a promoter of peace and global cooperation? Or was… Read More »The Nobel Prize: A Publicity Tactic?

Dalí’s surrealist legacy: A consonance from Freud’s psychoanalysis to Einstein’s relativity

  What do the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein’s relativity theory and the prominent surrealist painter Salvador Dalí have in common? This painting – “The persistence of Memory” – that binds them all together in the most fascinating yet unimaginable way possible.     Salvador Dalí’s relationship with science began when he… Read More »Dalí’s surrealist legacy: A consonance from Freud’s psychoanalysis to Einstein’s relativity

The Sea Nomads

The Bajau adaptation for life at sea In the course of history, human beings have populated the most uncomfortable places on earth, adapting the environment to themselves and themselves to the environment. It occcured, sometimes, that the dwellers of extreme lands have established a deep and long-lasting relationship with their… Read More »The Sea Nomads

VAN GOGH’S LEGACY – A PECULIAR HARMONY OF ART AND SCIENCE

“What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should… Read More »VAN GOGH’S LEGACY – A PECULIAR HARMONY OF ART AND SCIENCE

Stephen Hawking – For Science and Society

March 14, 2018, Stephen Hawking dies at home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76 years. “I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I am not afraid of death, but I am in no hurry to die. I have so much… Read More »Stephen Hawking – For Science and Society

The white swan

How ignoring the climate change is, and progressively will, upset life on Earth. An armed bomb, the issue The black swan has been through history, from Latins onwards, a metaphor for impossibility. Having none ever seen such animal, was commonly spread the idea that only white swans existed, until 1697… Read More »The white swan